Celebrity Deaths

Posted by Richard Harris | | Posted On Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Hello all, I have not blogged in quite some time but thought hey lets give it another try...Subject of the day would be celebrity deaths and how they effect you. Today was the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. That is first of all very hard to believe. I do remember it but it really did not effect me like it did thousands of others. Perhaps it is because the Beetles broke up while I was really young and I never really liked Lennon that much anyway....

Also today was the day after Elizabeth Edwards passed away from cancer. What got my attention on this one is that so much time and energy was given to John Edwards the husband she was seperated from. Ms. Edwards had enough of a life on her own that she could have easily been recgonized by her own accomplisments instead of her husband's infidelity. She overcame much and I have been most impressed with how she dealt with her 16 year old's death over a decade ago and how she and John had kids very much later in life, late 40's early 50's.

Though no offense to Edwards but she is not the type of death that an entire world takes notice. Like Lennon's where 100,000 people gather in Central Park for a moment of silence. Edwards is more of a local and or political type of celebrity. Kind of like a sports figure.